Serie A Fantasy is back and tipster Bornob Munna shares his top player picks and his the teams to consider for gameweek 1.
Serie A will be starting this year with a bang with many new significant signings for the big teams. Also, there are lots of cheap price assets newly added. Here are my suggestions for this season:
One from Maignan (Milan), Provedel (Lazio), Yann Sommer (Inter) and Musso (Atalanta). Plus, one from either Monza or Bologna is perfect for the season.
Atalanta: Toloi, Zappacosta, Meahle And a new signing from the Bundesliga – Bakker – might be an option.
Lazio: If they sign Pellegrini, Romagnoli (all tho many managers who are picking other premium defenders won’t need him if they already have Provedel), and Maurisic.
Milan: Theo Hernandez (one of the best premium defenders in the game and a great captain and vice-captain option), Tomori and Thiaw.
Inter: Di Marco, Bastoni, Acerbi and Dumfries might all be options but they will be rested some time so it is best to pick Darmian as he is nailed as either a wing-back or RCB. Inzagi has never benched him.
Roma: Ndicka (new signing but I am not going to pick him right away and wait for him to adapt to the league first), Smalling (premium plus a must-have as Ibañez left the Serie A), Spinazzola(sometimes he is on a different level in terms of giving return points). Others will be on rotation such as Zeki Celik, Ramus Kristensen and Karsdrop.
Napoli: Captain De Lorenzo (premium) and Mario Rui (an essential asset that has mostly been overlooked by others).
Juventus: Danilo (premium), Alex Sandro (cheap price), Bremer (premium but not in consideration), Kostic, Samuel Junior, Weah (plays wing-back or going to play wing-back but you will find him in midfield). Kostic was one of the best picks last season after Danilo! Rugani and others maybe not that much of attacking or considerable.
Fiorentina: Newly joined Parisi with Igor left and Mexican Martinez & Nikola of Serbia are the most influential players in defence I think for this year.
Milan: Bennacer is injured, Ante Rebic is gone and CDK is probably leaving on loan to Atalanta. With Pulisic, Samuel, Romero, RLC, TR and Musah newly added to upgrade the midfield, an option has to be on your radar. But I think the best option is going to be Pulisic & Nigerian Samuel Chukwueze. Not counting Rade Crunic, Adli and Saelemaekers as good options but TR can prove good as he is cheaper than Samuel & Pulisic.
Inter: Henrik, Calhanouglu, Barella trio has competition now since Frattesi joined and Sensi returned from loan while Cuadrado is also an option after he joined from rival Juventus. Asslani & Lazao might get chances when UCL is on. But for now, Barella, Hakan and Frattesi seem like the best picks.
Roma: Dybala and Pellegrini are both injured so the only option worth considering is Cristante while Portuguese Renato Sanchez might join fellow Portuguese man Mourinho’s side.
Napoli: Premium Kvaratskhelia (12M) is not my pick as it unbalances the team very much. Lozano, Politano, newly joined Gaetano, and Cajuste will be in Rotation while Demme, Lbotka and Anguissa are defensive and not considered much as worthy midfield assets in Serie A Fantasy.
Fiorentina: In Fiorentina, there are loads of midfield options to consider like Barak, Bonaventura and Nico Gonzalez. Amrabat is linked to a transfer abroad and Castrovilli will share responsibility in attack. The other midfielders are Duncan, Rolando, Ikone, Berkalo, and Arthur. New signing Gino Infantino with Moroccan Sabiri might come on mostly as substitutes.
Lazio: SMS is gone, Luis Alberto might also be out so Lazio will be dependent on Japanese Kamada (8M). Isaksen might get the right-wing spot ahead of old Lazio man Felipe Anderson (8.6M) and Pedro might mostly get minutes as a sub unless Immobile is injured to play as a forward and if Lazio brings a striker he might not even be considered. The most dangerous man should be Left winger Zaccagni (8.0M). On the other hand, Vecino, Cataldi, Antonio, Akpro, and Bašić are all not in demand for attacking returns like Alberto, Anderson, Zaccagni Isaksen, and Kamada except Matteo Cancellieri as Sarri must start him as a forward.
Atalanta: Koopmeiners is probably not fit with Boga and Cambiaghi out in addition to Miranchuk being back from loan. Things are going to be interesting unless CDK joins them. He probably will be on my radar. The most picked is obviously Lookman but De Roon should also be considered while Pasalic is better if he plays behind Lookman. Vorlicky, Adopo and Ederson are not in my interest for Serie A Fantasy.
Lecce: Another team with loads of options midfield. But this team has to be targeted for their budget assets like FDF, and Banda. Mid-price range Strefezza can be another good option and there are other cheap options too like Maleh, Oudin, Pontus, Blin, Joan, Pablo & Ramadani etc.
Torino: A midfield full of mid-range and budget midfielders. There are Ilic, Verdi, Ricci, Vlasic, and Radjonic as mid-range options. On the other hand, there is Linetty, Tameze, Seck, Kone, Brian, and Gineitis for budget-conscious Serie A Fantasy managers. But my Radar would be on Radjonic & Vlasic.
Lazio: With captain Immobile in his final years, he is not the best option to pick but many managers and Lazio fans still love him.
Milan: AC Milan wants a striker to reduce the burden on Giroud. But till now Giroud and Colombo are options and Okafor might be a super sub but not nailed.
Inter: Captain Lautaro Martinez is a prolific striker with Frenchman Marcus Thuram (7M) might be on the radar but I sold him from my first draft because still now sure who might Inter brought to get competition as Correa is likely living and if Balougan joins, it will interesting but confusing for Serie A Fantasy managers.
Napoli: Premium forward Nigerian Lion Victor Osimhen is in devastating form and is locked in my team as the first option for striker. Simione and Raspadori were benched last season mostly coming on from the bench. Now here is the thing if Lozano leaves, I want Raspadori to take the right-wing spot. I prefer his talent and also our Bangladeshi Rossoneri big brothers who consider him to be like Thomas Muller.
Roma: Tammy is injured so Mourinho wants to bring in a striker. Don’t know who it will be but for the first few GWs, he will be the starter with Belotti as Dybala and Pellegrini are also injured. Just gonna watch him and might bring him later on.
Atalanta: Sold Højlund for big money and brought Scamacca and Toure shows that Gasperini wants to offload Muriel also Zapata and bring them back to UCL and the top 4. If CDK joins Atalanta With Lookman, Pasalic, Scamacca and Toure, Atalanta might have one of the most lethal attacks in the leagues. For now, Lookman and Scamacca are on my team and locked in for the first GW.
Genoa: The new fantasy favourite of this season is here, the Argentina-born Italian striker Matteo Retegui. In the Copa Italia against Modena, he scored two goals. He is in my team for now.
Fiorentina: End of Arthur Cabral, but last season’s best budget pick forward Mbae Nzola joins the party with Jovic. Don’t know how Nzola will fit in if Nico Gonzalez is gone.
Empoli: Caputo is their main man of attack at 7M but I am not going to take him as in my opinion, there are lots of good options at a lower price.
Bologna: Arnautovic (has an issue with the club and might leave) so the only option is Lapadula.
Torino: Dia & Sanabria are the two favourites from the previous season.
Thanks for reading the article. Will get back with the Team of Round-1 for my SERIE A fantasy. Follow us on Social Media @TipstersFantasy, you can follow me on Twitter @RamboMunna in Facebook @BornobMunna.
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